Publication: Vogue UK December 2017 Model: Adwoa Aboah, Alewya Demmisse, Edie Campbell, Jean Campbell, Olympia Campbell, Matilda Lowther Photographer: Juergen Teller Fashion Editor: Venetia Scott Hair: Syd Hayes Make Up: Lucia Pica
It’s a season of happiness, that’s a sure thing, and you may like it or not. Molly Goddard, who’s devoted to ‘happiness’ since her London fashion week debut, is fully in the game. Edie Campbell with a glass of champagne in one hand and an e-cigarette in the other was the first sign that it’s gonna be fun. The models were spiralling and dancing down the runway, not walking. Well, who wouldn’t want to loose themselves to dance in one of Goddard’s signature tulle dresses? To a surprise of many, though, tulle wasn’t the season’s hero for Molly. And it’s great to see that the designer can pull off a brilliant collection, while emerging into new fields. Smocking jackets; modern day dame ball-gowns; layers of shiny embroidery over frocks; heavy boots worn with the lightest pieces. Those ‘ladies’ have balls. They might go to a Prince Charming’s palace and leave for a pub with pals (maybe Chavs, even?). Erin O’Connor, who closed the show wearing a loosely-fitted skirt underneath a dress, was yet another sign: British fashion, today’s or yesterday’s, adores Goddard and her girl.
Collage by Edward Kanarecki.
The season of spring – summer 2016 was not only full of stunning collections – also, it was one of the most diverse seasons EVER, which is a pretty big success. The model casting was much more colourful than the seasons before (even though white models are still dominating the shows). There was also a strong focus of hair – from natural afros and mullets to bald-heads and pixie pinks, the woman of SS16 is every woman. Literally.
All collages by me.